Cleo W. Blackburn
Cleo Walter Blackburn, grandson of a former slave, was born September 27, 1909, in Port Gibson, Mississippi. He went to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1928 from the family farm with $7.19 in his pocket.
Cleveland L. Abbott
Cleveland Leigh "Cleve" Abbott (some sources say "Cleveland S. Abbott") (December 9, 1892 – April 14, 1955) was an African-American football player, coach and educator.
Abbott was born in Ya...
Ariel Serena Hedges Bowen
Ariel Serena Hedges Bowen (c. 1862–1904) was an African-American writer, temperance activist, and professor of music at Clark University (Atlanta) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....
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George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver (5 January 1864 – 5 January 1943), was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861...
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Walter T. Bailey
Walter Thomas Bailey (1882–1941) was an American architect from Kewanee, Illinois. He was the first African American graduate with a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering from the Un...
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J. Max Bond, Sr.
J. Max Bond, Sr. (1902–1991) was an American educator who was President of the University of Liberia during the 1950s.
Bond was born in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of a Congregational mini...
J. R. E. Lee
John Robert Edward Lee, Sr. (January 26, 1864 – April 6, 1944) was an early leader in African-American education. He served as the third President of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univers...
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Alrutheus Ambush Taylor
Alrutheus Ambush Taylor (1893-1955) was an African-American historian from Washington D.C.. He was a specialist in the history of blacks and segregation, especially during the Reconstruction. The Cris...
Robert Russa Moton
Robert Russa Moton (August 26, 1867 – May 31, 1940) was an African-American educator and author. He served as an administrator at Hampton Institute. In 1915 he was named principal of Tuskegee Institut...
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Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was...
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